Law Offices:
News & announcements for the week of
February 1, 1999

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LAW OFFICES OF CHICAGO-KENT

The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent offers nine long-standing programs in live-client clinical legal education which accommodate over 150 students in the fall and spring semesters and over 50 students in the summer semester. 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices Home Page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic. 
 
 

LADR!
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
 

This program in which first-year day division students and first- or second-year evening division students may apply is different from any program at any other law school!  The day division students who are accepted begin the program during their second year of law school, and the evening division students who are accepted begin the program during their third year of law school. 

Becoming a lawyer takes more than sitting through three years of law school lectures.  It involves more than learning how to cross examine hostile witnesses, write presuasive briefs, and talk to clients.  Reading about subjects such as legal ethics or law practice management is not the same as learning about them from experience. 

Throughout the LADR program , you will learn legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional values, and work in Chicago-Kent's teaching law firm, supervised by clinical professors who are expert practitioners and mentors.  You will learn the art of lawyering through two years of intensive skills and clinical training.  Your experience will teach you how to become a competent, ethical, socially responsible lawyer. 

To learn more about this program, please visit the description of the LADR Program found at the Law Offices home page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.  Inquiries may be also be directed to Prof. Gary Laser in Room 631 or by email, glaser.  Applications and brochures are available from the Receptionist in Room 600. 

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM MUST BE TURNED IN BY FEBRUARY 1, 1999.  Please turn in completed applications to the Receptionist in Room 600. 
 
 

 FALL 1999 SEMESTER:  EXTERNSHIPS FOR U.S. ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

CURRENT SECOND YEAR STUDENTS ONLY 

Current second year students who are interested in externing with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for the Fall 1999 Semester should pick up their applications from Professor Gross in Room 617.  The primary goals of this externship are to provide the student with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to assist the office in handling its multitude of important cases.  Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Friday, February 19, 1999.  The reason for the accelerated date is because each accepted extern must go through a security clearance which takes several weeks. 

To receive law school credit for this externship, should you be selected by the U.S. Attorney's Office, you must also apply to the law school's Advanced Externship Program.  Professor Gross will explain those application procedures to you when you pick up your application.  The law school externship applications will be available in early March. 
 
 
 

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS:  SUMMER AND FALL 1999 SEMESTERS

1ST YEAR STUDENTS NEED A 3.2 MINIMUM G.P.A. TO APPLY
2ND YEAR STUDENTS NEED A 3.3 MINIMUM G.P.A. TO APPLY

Informational Meeting

On Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 370, there will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district, bankruptcy or magistrate judge for the Summer or Fall 1999 Semesters.  Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how to apply.  If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617.

A judicial externship enables a student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute to the resolution of those legal problems.  Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom.  Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal world!
 

Application Process

Applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships will be available both in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), and in the Career Services Office as ofMonday, February 8th.

Completed applications for Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, February 26, at 5:00 p.m.

Completed applications for Fall Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Tuesday, March 9, at 5:00 p.m.
 
 

 
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